Light up a life this Christmas
CARL Lamptey is encouraging everyone to ‘Light Up a Life’ this Christmas to celebrate the life of someone special.
Carl is dedicating a light on a Christmas tree at East Cheshire Hospice in memory of his wife, Sarah, a fundraiser and ambassador for the charity.
He will join other members of Sarah’s family at a special Light Up a Life ceremony at the hospice at 3pm on Saturday, December 5.
The service will be poignant for them since the previous day marks the first anniversary of Sarah’s death from cancer aged 36.
Sarah, from Macclesfield, was a patient at the Sunflower Centre before she was admitted as an inpatient and became a passionate supporter of the hospice, sharing her brave story at various fundraising events.
Carl said: “Sarah was such a special person to me and her family and we owe a great debt to the hospice for the way she was looked after.
“Her last year was one of her best years because of the hospice’s care and compassion and that motivated us to help the charity.
“She was an amazing inspiration to us all. I know she’s pain free and happy wherever she is now.”
“Light Up a Life is a poignant way to remember a loved one who cannot be with us as the year draws to a close.
“By dedicating a light on the Christmas tree at the hospice you’re keeping your loved one’s memory alive and, by making a donation, a patient and their family who are facing loss this Christmas will be helped by the doctors and nurses of the hospice.”
Those being remembered do not need to have died at the hospice to be included on the Tree of Light.
A 30ft tree will be erected at the hospice and lit on December 5.
For more details, visit eastcheshirehospice.org. uk/LightupaLife or call 01625 433477.
●● Sarah Shackleton-Lamptey who was an inpatient at East Cheshire Hospice